FIONA BRICE

"Postcards From"
by Fiona Brice

Debut instrumental album released by Bella Union 2016. Ten cinematic instrumental tracks written on location. All tracks written and performed by Fiona Brice with Vicky Matthews on cello. Co-produced by Julian Simmons and Fiona Brice.

Listen to the album's opening track 'Berlin'
Listen to the track on Soundcloud

Listen to the full album by clicking a link below: Amazon iTunes Deezer Spotify

“Visceral and brutally emotional"
The Line Of Best Fit

"Brice has enhanced the voices of others for too long. Now, her own needs to be heard!”
MOJO

“A mostly hushed, haunted record suggests the accumulative angst of Arvo Pärt or Górecki”
Prog

“Eerie, desolate … inspired"
Uncut

“Stunning”
Les Inrocks

Conducting Aldeburgh Young Musicians in concert at Snape Maltings Concert Hall

(Tutor for orchestration and arrangement for AYM residency)

Onstage at Brighton Dome touring with Kelly Jones

(photo credit: Thomas Horner)

Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure

BBC1 two-part documentary

Original music by Fiona Brice

Click here to watch excerpt

“Postcards Reframed” EP by Fiona Brice

Released August 2016 (Bella Union)

Collaborations with artists from all corners of the musical world (Gonjasufi, Donato Dozzy, Digital 21+Stefan Olsdal, Olivia Louvel, lextrical)

Listen to Berlin (Donato Dozzy Montecirceo Remix) below:
Listen to the track on Soundcloud

Click link below to Listen:
Amazon iTunes Deezer Soundcloud

ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA & LANTERNS ON THE LAKE

Orchestral arrangements developed in workshops with the orchestra & band and performed at Sage Gateshead Feb 2016

Original Soundtrack for "}Oo(“directed by A J Gomez (Mexico) 2016

Written, performed & recorded by Fiona Brice

PLACEBO MTV Unplugged

String & woodwind arrangements + solo violin, piano & vocals, recorded at the London Studios, August 2015

BBC Phil presents.. John Grant

Orchestral arrangements of songs for the BBC Philharmonic at Media City Salford. Broadcast on BBC6 Music (3.10.14) & subsequently released as an album.

Portrait By Emilie Bailey

From a portrait series shot at The Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey, London SE1. Make-up by Freddie Stoppler.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES...

John Grant & the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Festival Hall, London

(Photograph by Abbey Raymonde)

In November 2014 I orchestrated songs from John's two solo albums, "Queen of Denmark" and "Pale Green Ghosts", for a UK tour with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. The tour sold out and received phenomenal reviews.

"Fabulous, Fantastical, Magnificent" 5/5
- The Guardian

"The collaboration-with-an-orchestra that all other collaborations-with-an-orchestra call "Sir".. it's probably my gig of the year. And yes, I know in the year Kate Bush hit the road that's asking for trouble, but hey. Completely incredible"
- Ian Wade, The Quietus.

Zürich Chamber Orchestra meets Annakin

Orchestrations of Annakin's songs from her studio albums "Torch Songs", "Icarus Heart", "Falling into Place", "Stand Your Ground" plus an original arrangement of "She Moved through the Fair" for voice and orchestra, and a premier of original work "Fantasie for String Orchestra". Performed by the Zürich Chamber Orchestra at Kaufleuten, Zurich, 28th January 2014, featuring percussionist Manu Delago. Photo courtesy of Patrick Frischknecht

Gemma Ray & the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg

Live broadcast for Radio Eins (Berlin) featuring full orchestra for songs from the albums "Lights Out Zoltar!" and "Island Fire". Several live gigs with the orchestra followed on from this performance, and we worked with the orchestra again to record arrangements for Gemma's forthcoming album.

Roy Harper 70th Birthday Concert, Royal Festival Hall, London

Re-orchestration of Roy's back catalogue for 8-piece ensemble, in the wake of the sad and sudden death of his long term collaborator, composer David Bedford. The ensemble became "The David Bedford Players" in his memory. Photograph courtesy of Tracy Harper.

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE FOOTAGE...

String Orchestra Recording Session, Assault & Battery Studio 2, London.

Recording an original piece entitled "Relationships for String Ensemble" (3 movements).

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THIS SESSION & OTHER RECORDINGS...

Conducting A String Session Ror Placebo's "Loud Like Love" Album

Air Lyndhurst Studio 1, London. Photograph by Charlie Targett-Adams.

BIO

Fiona Brice is a British composer, musical director and performer (violin, piano, BVs). She writes and releases her own music as well as collaborating with internationally renowned artists to provide orchestrations for studio albums, live concerts and TV and radio performances. Her work has been commissioned by the BBC Philharmonic (BBC Proms/BBC Radio 4 Wireless Nights), Royal Northern Sinfonia (various concert performances and tours), London Mozart Players (“On the Move” concert series), Metropole Orchestra, Heritage Orchestra (BBC Proms), Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, with several ‘live in concert’ album releases eg. “John Grant and the BBC Philharmonic”, “Lanterns on the Lake & Royal Northern Sinfonia”, “Placebo MTV Unplugged”.

Solo releases include  “Scissors Paper Stone” (Thesis Drive Project, USA 2019  featured by Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC6 Music), “String Quartet No.1”  (2018 Bigo & Twigetti Records, UK) which aired on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction, and albums “Postcards From” and “Postcards Reframed”  (Bella Union 2016). A 3-movement piece “Relationships for String Ensemble” received its world premiere in 2017 by the London Mozart Players.   Fiona writes music for film and TV, notably incidental music for BBC1’s two-part documentary “Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure” (2019).

As a session violinist she performs, records and tours with many of the above artists and also Ariana Grande, Liam Gallagher, Elbow, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Miley Cyrus & Mark Ronson, Phoebe Bridgers.   She toured worldwide with British alternative rock group Placebo for ten years and is Musical Director for Roy Harper. 

Fiona is an industry mentor for the ‘Musicians Union x she.grows’ scheme, and has taught workshops in composition, arrangement and performance at Snape Maltings (Aldeburgh Young Musicians), Sage Gateshead (“Summer Studio” sessions) and Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT), and she is a registered orchestral contractor (Musicians Union) so is able to provide other carefully selected session musicians for recordings and tours on request.

LATEST NEWS
AUTUMN 2019 Touring news.. 
SEPT I'll be back on the road in the UK with Kelly Jones (solo violin, piano, vocals)
OCT I'll be joining David J (Bauhaus) for some European tour dates (solo violin)
NOV Touring in Europe with elbow (dates tbc)
and in FEB 2020..  SOLO TOUR in Belgium with Ed Harcourt.. dates to be announced soon

APRIL 2019 - "Scissors Paper Stone" for layered violins (20-min) now on digital release at Thesis Drive Project 1/3.  

30 NOV 2018 - "Movt 1" (Holographic Fields remix) single released today! Available on all platforms
21 OCT 2018 - "RNS ROCKS" concert at Sage Gateshead featuring my orchestrations for Maximo Park and Martha Hill
19 SEPT 2018 - "String Quartet No.1" released on classical experimental label Bigo & Twigetti, performed by Brother Tree Sound Ensemble
3 DEC 2017 - World premiere of "String Quartet No.1" by Brother Tree Sound as part of their 'Open Chamber' series, St Ethelburga's, London.
19 MAY 2017 - WORLD PREMIERE of "Relationships" for String Ensemble - performed by the London Mozart Players

EP "Postcards Reframed" featuring remixes by Gonjasufi, Donato Dozzi, Digital 21+Stefan Olsdal, lextrical
AmazoniTunesDeezerSpotify

My debut solo album "POSTCARDS FROM" (Bella Union 2016) is available as follows:
Buy Limited Edition Red Vinyl/CD/WAV/MP3 
Direct from Bella Union
https://bellaunion.greedbag.com/buy/postcards-from-4/

Also available on ...
AmazoniTunesDeezerSpotify

 

FOLLOW FIONA BRICE ON SPOTIFY